Little Indie Games Worth Knowing About (Probably)


#2083

That game does look gorgeous! “every pixel animated’”!

I am looking forward to “Children of Morta” quite a bit. I am sure it has already been linked, but I will check above. I also like that 4 Days in A Wasteland game (just a few posts above), though I am not sure if the Steam version is the latest episode of if there are prequels.


#2084

OK that looks kind of crazy but fun. I’m not really a wizards and magic kind of guy but I think I’m going to have to check that one out on release. “Mahoney! You’ve gone too far this time! Hand over your badge and, uh, magic wand!”


#2085

Pictopix, the best nonogram/picross game on Steam, just got a another massive free update and a sale to go with it:

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The new update adds “mosaics,” which essentially provide a framework for a large number of individual puzzles to create an even larger picture. I’m more excited about this than is probably reasonable, but I seriously love this game!


#2086

what


#2087

OMG WHAT GAME IS THAT I MUST TRY IT.


#2088

Fuck, iOS only!


#2089

I’m generally not a fan of the pixel aesthetic, but Morta is a big exception.


#2090

Tales of a Spymaster looks promising. In early access due out May 17.

Big Boss Battle describes it thusly “Eight Kingdoms are readying for war, you are a spymaster in one of those kingdoms; whispering in your lord’s ears, planting traps for your foreign counterparts, and maintaining your position of power within the court.”


#2091

Just watched a recent video for this (Spymaster) and it does look promising.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3gjAvOnntg

Based on the Steam page, I’m thinking that a lot of important systems are going to be added after release though, so it may join my fairly long list of games to keep coming back to.


#2092

So I got this last night because it looked fascinating:

A roguelike shooter in which you have to climb to the top of a procedural tower, kicking and shooting enemies that get in your way. There’s so far a wide variety of enemies, some great uses of the environments, like kicking explosive barrels into groups of enemies, fun gun play and an amazing use of verticality.

It’s still pretty early, so there’s no progression yet, or bosses or anything, but apparently all that is coming. Right now I can tell you, even at this early stage, it’s FUN.


#2093

On sale:


#2094

I think take the slash off the end? Happened to me just a couple hours ago!


#2095

Just post the URL as plain text instead of inserting a link.


#2096

This looks interesting I especially like the music. Thanks @Bobtree for demistifying how to post the Steam link.


#2097

Plugging Sentinels of the Multiverse due to the final mega-expansion “OblivAeon” being released yesterday, completing all the content! There’s two “season passes” worth of content covering all of the physical card game and all its expansions, and you can grab it also on Android and iOS. Plus I think there are sales on Fanatical on the base game and Season 1, and you can also use the fanatical discount codes for a little bit extra off! I’m scared to play the Oblivaeon mode!

https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/sentinels-of-the-multiverse


#2098

This looks interesting but I know nothing about the game play. The Historical Gamer has a video up, however, so I’ll check that out later.


#2099

(wow emoji)

It’s not that I literally thought this day would never come, but it’s been awhile!


#2100

So from what I can tell it’s kind of like Papers, Please but turn-based and set during the French Revolution. Sounds good to me.


#2101

Historical Gamer video

Looks like a possibility. It kind of follows in the TV tradition of giving the protagonist a personal/family drama to interweave with the main plot, so you are balancing the views of family, the populace, and the revolutionaries.

Not sure I understood the mechanics of questioning during the trial. I am not sure what the in-game balance is between running trials and personal goals.


#2102

I’ve played the first two days and I’m not sure I understand it all either. The mechanic of linking key phrases from the case summary to question category is kind of tough. With my bad eyesight, and playing on a laptop makes it tough for me to read some of the text. I’m going to try dropping the resolution to see if that helps.

From the trailer there appears to be some more interesting elements to come, like giving speeches before an execution and taking control of various districts of Paris.

All that aside, the cases I’ve seen are the same ones as the video, so it appears pretty linear so far without a whole lot of replayability. We’ll see if it open up along the way.